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Gaylord, Alan T.   Studies in Philology 61 (1964): 19-34.
Analyzes the lexical and thematic nuances of "gentilesse" in TC, exploring how subtle changes in meaning and usage help to characterize Troilus and the other main characters. tracing the "evaporation of the ideal of 'gentilesse'" as "moral vertu,"…

Clogan, Paul M.   Philological Quarterly 43 (1964): 272-74.
Suggests that the explanation of Cybele as the "flower of spring" in the "Liber Imaginum Deorum" of Albricius I (also known as Mythographer III, perhaps Alexander Neckham) may be the source of Chaucer's reference to Cybele in his praise of Alceste…

Clogan, Paul M.   Studies in Philology 61 (1964): 599-615.
Describes the commentaries and glosses that are included in medieval manuscripts of Statius's "Thebaid," and shows that Chaucer was influenced by such glosses in details and passages of HF, Anel, TC, and KnT. The influence of Statius and the glosses…

Cadbury, William.   Philological Quarterly 43 (1964): 538-48.
Investigates the "active tension" between the characterization of the Manciple and the nature of ManT, analyzing differences between the Tale and its sources and analogues (especially characterizations and moralizations) to show how Chaucer…

Brown, Joella Owens.   Criticism 6 (1964): 44-52.
Maintains that the characterizations of the Monk in GP and in MkPT are consistent, and attributes their differing tones to the Monk's decision to "change his image" in the eyes of his fellow pilgrims while requiting the Host's derision with the…

Bloomfield, Morton W.   Thought: A Review of Culture and Ideas 39 (1964): 335-58.
Explores the narrative devices used by modern and premodern writers of fiction to establish "an air of truth or plausibility"—first-person point of view, intimate tone, details drawn from the real world, and various "tricks" used to compel readers…

Biggins, Dennis.   Medium Aevum 33 (1964): 200-03.
Offers evidence from medieval naturalists and bestiaries to clarify that the she-ape simile in ParsT 10.424 means that the "proud dandy . . . is ridiculously like a wretched ape sticking up its bare bottom when the moon is full."

Wilson, William Smith   Dissertation Abstracts International 31.06 (1970): 2893-94A.
Considers HF to be an occasional poem, perhaps "written for Christmas Revels at the Inner Temple," and reads its three parts an "an allegorical representation of the trivium as it pertains to poetry,"

Ussery, Huling E.   Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 50 (1965): 545-56.
Maintains that the PhyT was "specifically adapted especially to the Physician as teller," arguing that the opening of the Tale and its rhetoric reflect the arts training common to late-medieval physicians, that various details reflect the teller's…

Tremaine, Hadley Philip.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 2732A.
Edits the early modern Welsh play, "Troelius a Chresyd," with commentary on its relations with TC, Robert Henryson's "Testament," and early modern drama, treating the Welsh drama as a "secular mystery play."

Shorter, Robert Newland.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.01 (1965): 359A.
Treats TC as an "exemplum of" Bo, focusing on the extent of Boethian influence, the character of Criseyde, the ironic narrator, and the "appropriateness of the epilogue."

Rosenberg, Bruce Allen.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1654A.
Interprets the Canon of CYP as "one of the men of Antichrist," and examines the sustained opposition of CYPT and SNPT, emphasizing their contrasting depictions of reason and revelation as ways of knowing.

Piehler, Paul Herman Tynegate.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1634-45A.
Investigates the uses and functions of allegory, dialogue, and symbolism in Boethius's "Consolation," Alan of Lille's "De Planctu Naturae," landscapes in twelfth-century literature, and PF, arguing that the latter is a "triumph of allegorical…

Lewis, Robert Enzer.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.12 (1965): 7246-47A.
Establishes the "intellectual background" to Chaucer's translation of Innocent's "De Miseria Humane Conditionis" as his "Wreched Engendrynge of Mankynde," explores Chaucer's uses of the treatise in MLPT and PardT and their manuscripts glosses, and…

Hoffman, Richard Lester.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.03 (1965): 5280A.
Examines the "nature and extent" of Ovid's influence on CT, identifying wide-ranging allusions to various Ovidian works and providing parallel passages, assessing Chaucer's emulation of Ovidian techniques and considering Chaucer's uses of…

Heidtmann, Peter Wallace.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.10 (1965): 5905-06A.
Derives a composite "Chaucerian narrator" from the poet's various works, characterized by "naiveté or dull-mindedness," the traditional pose of a "slyly comic writer." Then explores how this nuances of this figure are used to effects in individual…

Hafner, Mamie.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1632A.
Studies "Christian phraseology" in troubadour verse, the poetry of Chrétien, the "Roman de la Rose," and TC, focusing on uses by the narrator, Pandarus, and Troilus in Chaucer's poem.

Brondell, William J.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.10 (1965): 5901-02A.
Uses ParsT as a standard by which to assess the morality of CT, discussing the "ubiquity of sin in the Canterbury pilgrims," the "prominence of Pride" in especially the Wife of Bath and Pardoner materials, and the balancing virtues found elsewhere in…

Kivimaa, Krista   Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum, Societas Scientarum Fennica 43.1 (1968): 1-75.
Identifies, tabulates, and analyzes the clauses introduced by conjunctions in Chaucer's works (except Th and his lyrics), with or without pleonastic "that," attending to stress (verse and prose) and meter, and concluding, generally, that Chaucer…

Trigg, Stephanie.   In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp. 480-90.
Describes several historical and literary representations of the clothing and ornaments of late-medieval processional "women in groups," commenting on Chaucer's depictions in his works, and focusing on depictions in "The Floure and the Leafe" and in…

Turner, Marion.   In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp. 398-406.
Investigates magical objects in late-medieval English literature that express relations between secrecy and identity (both political and individual), exemplifying various authors' attitudes, and maintaining that in HF Chaucer poses questions rather…

Robertson, Kellie.   In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp. 367-75.
Explores the "cultural connotation of physical matter" expressed in gendered hylomorphic metaphors (matter/form) in the Medea accounts of LGW and John Lydgate's "Troy Book," arguing that Chaucer's representation raises questions about "the human as a…

Cooper, Lisa.
 
In Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith, eds. Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (New York; Routledge, 2014), pp.183-91.
Explores late-medieval literary "intermingling of craft, memory, and loss" in representations of known or knowable facts or truth, arguing that in Adam, HF, KnT, and BD Chaucer, unlike some of his contemporaries, is generally "skeptical" about the…

Evans, Deanna Delmar.   Studies in Scottish Literature 35-36 (2007): 444-54.
Critiques the appropriateness of the label "Scottish Chaucerian" for William Dunbar, focusing on relations between Chaucer's Th and Dunbar's "Sir Thomas Norny," observing that there is "no reason to assume" direct influence and identifying…

National Council of Teachers of English. Committee on Historical Linguistics.   [Champaign, Ill.]: National Council of the Teachers of English, [1967].
Six pamphlets in a slip-folder, each individually paginated, and each summarizing the linguistic conditions and features of a work of English literature and offering pedagogical exercises in understanding the place of the work in linguistic history.…
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